What is Flakka?

Overview:

Flakka is an amphetamine-like designer drug (synthetic and made in a lab). It increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. Flakka is made from a compound called alpha-PVP, a chemical cousin of cathinone (bath salts).

Appearance:

Flakka is a crystalline substance that looks like tiny rocks. It can be white but is not exclusively that color.

Street Names:

Gravel

Routes of Administration

Flakka can be snorted, smoked, injected, and swallowed.

Short – Term Effects

Flakka increases awareness and makes you more alert. The rise in dopamine and serotonin levels creates a euphoric feeling. It also increases heart rate, aggression. One may experience extreme hallucinations as well as psychosis.